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McFarland basketball coach pleads not guilty to felony charges

Posted: 2:45 PM, Oct 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-25 21:45:36Z

A McFarland basketball coach has pled not guilty after being accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Fernando Pruneda is accused of promising a 15-year-old boy a spot on the varsity team in return for sexual favors. Pruneda was arrested for sexual misconduct with a minor and was  charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor. The charges include contacting minor to commit sexual offense, lewd/lascivious act with child, and annoying or molesting a child under 18, according to court documents.

His pre-preliminary hearing has been set for December 6.